Asian Works of Art, Lots 1-423 Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 11am
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European Works of Art, Lots 424-749 Thursday 7th June 2018 at 11am
Lots: 101-150 of 749
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Lot 101
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHISHIGUCHI, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, unsigned
3.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.63
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 102
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHISHIGUCHI, BY SÔMIN, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Sômin'
5.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.64
Estimate:  £900 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 103
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHIKAMI, BY GYOKUZAN, 19TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, signed beneath the chin
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.65
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 104
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHISHIGUCHI, ATTRIBUTED TO HOZAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
lightly stained boxwood, replaced signature tablet
5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.66
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £900
Lot 105
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SARU-BESHIMI, BY SÔSHIN, 20TH CENTURY
tsuishu lacquer, signed 'Sôshin to'
4.7cm high

A similar mask is in the Garrett Collection, Baltimore, illustrated in Davey and Tripp's catalogue, p.257.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.76
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £550
Lot 106
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF AN AGED BESHIMI, BY MASAHARU, 19TH CENTURY
gold lacquered wood, signed 'Masaharu'
4.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.75
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 107
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KO-BESHIMI, BY TENJO, 19TH CENTURY
wood with traces of lacquer, imitating an old worn noh mask, signed 'Tenjo'
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.78
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 108
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHISHIGUCHI, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
4.9cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.67
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 109
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHIKAMI, BY RYUZAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
stained boxwood, signed 'Ryuzan'
4.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.68
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 110
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHISHIGUCHI, 19TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, unsigned
3.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.69
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 111
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF BESHIMI, 19TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, unsigned
4.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.71
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £450
Lot 112
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF BESHIMI, 19TH CENTURY
dark wood with inlaid silver eyes, unsigned
4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.72
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 113
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF BESHIMI, BY DEME UMAN, 19TH CENTURY
polished wood with gilt copper eyes, signed 'Deme Uman tenka ichi'
4.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.73
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £450
Lot 114
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF DEMON, BY SOICHI, 20TH CENTURY
tsuishu lacquer, signed 'Soichi to'
5.3cm high

A comic reversible mask, which presents a different face when turned upside down.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.74
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £360
Lot 115
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF BUAKU, BY HOZAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
dark stained boxwood, signed 'Hozan saku'
3.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.84
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £700
Lot 116
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LARGE BUAKU, 20TH CENTURY
gold lacquered wood, unsigned
6.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.83
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £550
Lot 117
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF BUAKU, BY TADATOSHI, 19TH CENTURY
polished boxwood, signed in 'ukibori' in a sunken reserve 'Tadatoshi'
3.7cm high

One of the few netsuke in the collection by an artist known principally for netsuke other than masks.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.82
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Sold for:   £550
Lot 118
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF BUAKU, BY HOZAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'nana-ju-issai Hozan saku' with kaô, indicating the artist's age as 71
4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.80
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 119
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF BUAKU, 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.81
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 120
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KITSUNE, 19TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, signed Masanao but not by the Kyoto master
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.86
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £400
Lot 121
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KITSUNE, 19TH CENTURY
lacquered wood, unsigned
3.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.85
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 122
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KITSUNE, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, unsigned
3.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.87
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 123
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SARU, 19TH CENTURY
lacquered wood, signed with seal 'Hô'
4.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.88
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £360
Lot 124
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A SMALL SARU, BY MASANAO, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood with eyes inlaid in mid toned horn, signed 'Masanao'
3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.92
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 125
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SARU, 19TH CENTURY
porcelain, probably Kutani, unsigned
4.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.90
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 126
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SARU, 19TH CENTURY
wood with double inlaid buffalo horn eyes, signed 'Chi' with kaô
4.3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.91
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 127
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SARU, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, unsigned
4.5cm high

Probably scorched in a fire, a common occurrence in Japan.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.93
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 128
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF USOBUKI, BY NAOYA, 20TH CENTURY
copper with gilt eyes and solid gold bar behind, signed 'Naoya' with a stamped mark
3.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.94
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 129
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF USOBUKI, BY SUKENOBU, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
wood, signed 'Sukenobu'
4.9cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.95
Estimate:  £450 - 550 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 130
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OTO, BY HIDARI ISSAN, 19TH CENTURY
pale boxwood with black lacquered hair, signed 'Hidari Issan'
4.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.97
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 131
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, BY GYOKUSHIN, 19TH CENTURY
silver and black lacquered wood, signed 'Gyokushin'
4.3cm high

The artist is possibly Miki Gyokushin. There are two lacquered combs by him in the Casals Collection, Osaka. There are good reasons to think he may have been a pupil of Ikeda Taishin.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.111
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £360
Lot 132
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OTO, BY BAZAN, 19TH CENTURY
lacquered wood, signed 'Bazan'
5.7cm high

A rare mask by the artist.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.100
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £650
Lot 133
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LARGE OTO, 19TH CENTURY
polished dark fruitwood, possibly plum, unsigned
6.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.101
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 134
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OTO, BY GYOKKO, MID 19TH CENTURY
lightly stained boxwood, signed 'Gyokko'
3.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.102
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 135
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OTO, BY SÔKYU, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, signed 'Sôkyu'
3.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.103
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 136
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OTO, BY GYOKKO, MID 19TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, signed 'Gyokko'
4.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.104
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 137
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, BY SHUMIN, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Shumin'
4.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.105
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £250
Lot 138
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OTO, 19TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, unsigned
4.4cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.98
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 139
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OTO, BY KANO TESSAI, CIRCA 1865-1875
boxwood, signed 'Tessai' with kaô
5.6cm high

A rare early work by this important carver.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.99
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 140
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, 19TH CENTURY
pale wood, unsigned
4.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.106
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 141
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, BY KUNIMITSU, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Kunimitsu'
4.3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.107
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 142
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, 20TH CENTURY
gold and black lacquered wood, unsigned
4.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.112
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 143
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, BY SHIBATA (IKEDA) SHINSAI, 19TH CENTURY
silver and black lacquered wood, signed 'Shinsa'
4.4cm high

The artist was the son of the great Shibata Zeshin.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.113
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £320
Lot 144
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, LATE 19TH CENTURY
tsuishu lacquer, the himotoshi bar with carved asanoha pattern, unsigned
4.3cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.114
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 145
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, 19TH CENTURY
silver and black lacquered wood, unsigned
4.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.115
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 146
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, BY GYOKKO, MID 19TH CENTURY
wood, signed 'Gyokko'
5.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.117
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 147
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME AND ANOTHER OF HANAHIKI, BY SEKISEN, 20TH CENTURY
both pottery, impressed seal 'Sekisen'
4.2 and 4.8cm high
(2)

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.116 and 186
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 148
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A LARGE OKAME, BY SHUMIN, 19TH CENTURY
polished fruitwood, signed 'Shumin saku'
8.6cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.118
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 149
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, 19TH CENTURY
wood, unsigned
4.5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.119
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 150
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME, BY SHUKOKU, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, signed 'Shukoku'
4.9cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.120
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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